World Cup Daily Recap: Netherlands tops Uruguay, reaches final

World Cup Daily Recap: Netherlands tops Uruguay, reaches final

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World Cup Daily Recap: Netherlands tops Uruguay, reaches final

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The Dutch dream lives on. 

The Netherlands reached the World Cup final with a 3-2 victory over Uruguay at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town on Tuesday. 

Captains Giovanni Van Bronckhorst and Diego Forlan scored in the first half with long-range efforts, but the Netherlands netted two goals in a span of three minutes in the second half to book a place in its third World Cup final.

Goals in the 70th and 73rd minutes by Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben, respectively, helped pave the way for the Dutch. Sneijder's strike, a curling shot from 15 yards out, was questionable, as Robin Van Persie attempted to make a play on the shot from an offside position.

Uruguay pulled one back in the 90th minute when Maxi Pereira placed one in from the top of the penalty area following a free kick, but the Netherlands managed to hold on to the victory.

Here are the match highlights:

The Netherlands will play the winner of Wednesday's Spain-Germany match on Sunday. The loser of the semifinal fixture will face Uruguay in the third-place match on Saturday.

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